The Ministry of Development Planning had awarded blankets to 16 retired officers as a token of appreciation for their dedication and determination during their tenure in the Ministry.
In his remark during this momentous event, Honourable Selibe Mochoboroane applauded the retired officers for maintaining the promise to work for the Government of His Majesty the King and the entire nation, and this showed their commitment since joining Public Service for many years.
Honourable Minister cautioned current officers to avoid too much debt so that they retire with less financial problems and enjoy their benefits as pensioners.
“I wish to congratulate the Department of Human Resources (HR) for working tirelessly and ensured that the retired officers get their benefits within two months” stressed the Honourable Minister and further encouraged them to keep up the good spirit and do the same to upcoming officers who will retire.
Wishing them farewell, the Deputy Principal Secretary (DPS) Mrs ’Malisebo ’Mokela said the retired officers had reached 60 years still upholding to their commitment as Public Servants. She expressed hope that as they leave, they must also keep up that momentum and show their leadership skills in development projects and other challenges within their respective communities.
Director Policy and Strategic Planning (PSP) Ms Mahlape Ramoseme said the officers are very lucky as they retire at 60 while others did not make it due to illnesses, death and other issues and very unfortunately did not enjoy the fruit of their toil.
She stressed that the remaining officers will follow their foot prints on what they had achieved while they were still in their respective offices as Public Servants.
Mrs ’Mamatebele Setefane one of the retired officers acknowledged HR officers for the work well done in granting them their benefits within a very short period and asked them to maintain that good spirit and avoid favouritism in the workplace.
Meanwhile, Mrs ’Mabereng Phasumane who has also retired said perseverance is the key to success. She noted that since joining Public Service, she had been very keen on her work. She expressed her gratitude for this award as it shows that their work was appreciated.